Sandra Friedman, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

Photo
Medical School:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1980)
Graduate Schools :
  • MPH, Harvard University (1995)
  • MS, University of Michigan (1972)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1971)
Internship:
  • Stanford University Program (1981)
Residency:
  • Stanford University Program, Pediatrics (1983)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (1994)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Chair, Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Program Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Publications

  • Fleming H, Dempsey AG, Palmer C, Dempsey J, Friedman S, Galan HL, Gien J. Primary contributors to gastrostomy tube placement in infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Feb 19:S0022-3468(21)00148-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.02.015.
  • Harstad E, Shults J, Barbaresi W, Bax A, Cacia J, Deavenport-Saman A, Friedman S, Loe I, Mittal S. Vanderbilt D, Blum N. a2-Adrenergic Agonists or Stimulants for Preschool-Age Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. JAMA 2021 25, 325(20):2067-2075. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.6118.
  • Harstad E , Shults J, Barbaresi W, Bax A, Cacia J, Deavenport-Saman A, Friedman S, LaRosa A, Loe I, Mittal S, Vanderbilt D, Blum N, Preschool Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Telephone Medication Management at Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Network Sites. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2021 Apr 29. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000919.
  • DiGuiseppi C, Crume T, Van Dyke J, Sabourin KR, Soke GN, Croen LA, Daniels JL, Lee L-C, Schieve LA, Windham GC, Friedman S, Rosenberg CR. Peri Pregnancy Cannabis Use and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Offspring: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05339-4m. Published online 11/12/2021
  • Wilson R, Boles R, Reynolds A, Coan, E, Friedman S. Autism Screening and care during COVID-19 via Project ACCESS: A multiple care pathway for improved, innovative, and expanded care; PAS Virtual Conference, May 2021.
  • Dempsey A, Goode R, Steingass K, Friedman S, Monteiro S, Needelman H. Challenges and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic Related to Neonatal Follow-Up Care, SDBP Annual Meeting
  • Barbaresi W, Roizen, Stein REK, Fussell J, Cacia J, Friedman S, Hansen R, Hofer J, Vanderbilt D, Sideridis G. Child, Clinician and Assessment Characteristics Associated with Consistency of Autism Diagnosis by Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians: A DBPNet Study, SDBP Annual Meeting.
  • Barbaresi W, Cacia J, Friedman S, Fussell J, Hansen J, Hofer J, Roizen N, Sideridis G, Stein R, Vanderbilt D. Clinician and Assessment Characteristics Associated with Consistency of Autism Diagnosis by Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians: A DBPNet Study. AUCD Annual Meeting.
  • Wilson R, Boles R, Reynolds A, Coan, E, Friedman S. Project ACCESS: A multiple care pathway for improved, innovative, and expanded care for children with ASD. 2021 Annual Spring Pediatric Research Virtual Poster Session, May 2021
  • Raz D and Friedman S, NEJM Resident 360 Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics Rotation Guide, https://resident360.nejm.org, 2020
  • Fonbonne E, Green Snyder L, Daniels A, Feliciano P, Chung W, SPARK Consortium. Psychiatric and medical profiles of autistic adults in SPARK Cohort. J Autism Dev Disord 2020;50 (10):3379-2698.
  • Fombonne E, Goin-Kochel RP, O'Roak BJ; SPARK Consortium. Beliefs in vaccine as causes of autism among SPARK cohort caregivers. Vaccine 2020; 38(7):1794-1803.
  • Wang T, Hoekzema K, Vecchio D, Wu H, Sulovari A, Coe BP, Gillentine MA, …SPARK Consortium et al,. Large-scale targeted sequencing identifies risk genes for neurodevelopmental disorders. Nat Commun 2020;11(1):4932. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18723-y.
  • Barbaresi W, Cacia J, Friedman S, Hanson R, Roizen N, et al., The Role of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule in the Diagnosis of Autism by Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician: A DBPNet Study. Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Virtual: Oct. 8-12, 2020.
  • Harstad E, Elizabeth Harstad, Shults J, Barbaresi W, Bax A, Cacia J, Deavenport-Saman A. Friedman S, et al, Methylphenidate More Effective Than Guanfacine in Preschoolers with ADHD: A DBPNet Study. Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Virtual: Oct. 8-12, 2020.
  • Wilson R, Reynolds A, Coan E, Boles R, Thomas J, Friedman S. ACCESS for Autism, CHCO Poster session, 1/2020
  • Wilson R, Reynolds A, Boles R, Friedman S. ACCESS for Autism", has been accepted for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2020 Meeting, May 2020 (accepted, although conference canceled due to COVID-19)
  • Carolyn DiGuiseppia, Tessa Crumea, Caroline C. Ledbetterb, Julia Van Dykea, Katherine R. Sabourina, Gnakub N. Sokec, Lisa Croend, Julie Danielse, Li-Ching Leef, Laura A. Schievec Gayle Windhamg, Sandra Friedmanh, Cordelia Robinson Rosenbergh Cannabis Use in Peri-Pregnancy and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Offspring: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development International Society for Autism Research, June 2020 (accepted although conference was canceled due to COVID-19)
  • Friedman SL, Kalichman MA. Author's response. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar;135(3):e787. PubMed PMID: 25733702
  • Friedman SL, Kalichman MA, Council on Children with Disabilities, Council on Children with Disabilities. Out-of-home placement for children and adolescents with disabilities. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct;134(4):836-46. PubMed PMID: 25266436
  • Friedman SL, Helm DT, Woodman AC. End-of-life care policies and practices in pediatric skilled nursing facilities. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Nov;31(7):765-70. PubMed PMID: 24097839
  • Friedman SL, Helm DT, Woodman AC. Unique and universal barriers: hospice care for aging adults with intellectual disability. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2012 Nov;117(6):509-32. PubMed PMID: 23167489
  • Perkins EA, Friedman SL. Introduction to the special issue on aging and end of life. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2012 Nov;117(6):439-41. PubMed PMID: 23167483
  • Harstad E, Bax AB, Loe IM, Friedman S, Mittal S, et al. Preschool ADHD and Telephone Management at DBPNet Sites: Common before the COVID-19 Pandemic, J Dev Behav Pediatr
  • Friedman S and Elias E. Intellectual Disability, in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 5th edition (eds. Feldman, Elias, Blum), Elsevier, in press.
View All (25 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Fellow
  • Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, AAP, Member
  • Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Executive Committee

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (, 1980)
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Board Certification (, 2002)
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Board Certification (2001)
  • Colorado state medical license, License (2009)
  • Certificate in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Board Certification (2002)
  • Certificate in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Board Certification (2001)
  • General pediatrics, Board Certification (1986)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Brain and Nervous System

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1980)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard University (1995)
  • MS, University of Michigan (1972)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1971)
Internships:
  • Stanford University Program (1981)
Residency Programs:
  • Stanford University Program, Pediatrics (1983)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (1994)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

Update My Profile
;